ALH 1030 Yoga

This introductory course contextualizes yoga as it is popularly understood in the West. The class begins with fundamental exercises and adds new postures and exercises throughout the course which are designed to balance mind, body, and spirit. The wellness benefits of yoga are explored from the mind body perspective with emphasis on stress reduction and its relationship to well being as understood from a holistic perspective. Psychology of yoga is also discussed as are foundational moral and ethical principles which contribute to a balanced, stable, and vital lifestyle conducive to health and wellness.